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Hudson Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” to Benefit the Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund

NutcrackerCheck out this great local event from Hudson Ballet. All of the proceeds from this performance on December 8, 2012 at 1pm at Hoboken High School will go to the Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund. A great event for a great cause…go out and show your support!

While Visions of Sugarplums danced in their heads……

Hudson Ballet’s sparkling production of the enduring classic The Nutcracker will usher in the holiday season at the Hoboken High school.

Choreographed by Bethany Marc-Aurele, this production is set in the turn of the 18th century and is filled with 50 dancers, stunning props and elaborate costumes. With scores of children, mice and soldiers this spectacular achievement offers a perfect compliment to Tchaikovsky’s glorious musical score. See leaping Russians, toy soldiers, and the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy as a young child’s holiday dream comes to life before your eyes.

Hudson Ballet is a non-for-profit Junior Ballet Company that strives to increase awareness of dance through the performance of inspiring classical and contemporary ballet works, educate our students through exceptional classical ballet training, and share enrichment programs with those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the value of dance education.

Please call (201) 683.4350 or visit http://www.hudsonballet.org to reserve yours tickets today! We hope to see many Hoboken and local area families there to help support our community!

The Nutcracker, Saturday, December 8th at 1:00pm at the Hoboken High School in Hoboken, NJ. A reception will take place at noon and will include a silent auction, bake sale and light refreshments. All proceeds will be donated to the Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund.

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Frankenstorm

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock (or incredibly busy and distracted, like me), there’s a storm that’s possibly headed into our area. Yes, one year since the freak Halloween snow storm of 2011 and 14 months after Hurricane Irene busted up (most of these photos were taken in my neighborhood) the downtown area of Jersey City, we are being freaked out by local news agencies about a storm they have dubbed “Frankenstorm.” Hurricane Sandy is projected to hit the NYC area on Monday and she will meet up with a winter storm system coming from the West and become “Count Stormula” (thanks Derek). All joking aside, if Hurricane Irene taught local residents anything — it was to be prepared…just in case. The main threat for our area will obviously be flooding, but they aren’t predicting nearly as much rain as Irene dropped.

The Jersey City homepage is posting relevant information to keep residents prepared. Sand bags will become available for pick-up (check back on the JC homepage for updated information) and emergency shelters will be set up and transportation to them provided, in case of an emergency evacuation. The mayor urges residents to also check the city’s Facebook page and Twitter feed and to sign up for the C3 Mass Alert system for up-to-date information on the storm and preparedness. Another reliable source of information is the Jersey Shore Hurricane News Facebook page, which was created last year, in response to preparing for Hurricane Irene and has since become and user-infused NJ news/weather experience.

In the meantime, don’t get caught up in the hype and anxiety often created by the news outlets. Stay informed through checking on what the city itself has to say and disregard rumors. Let’s hope it passes us by!

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